The Kitchn Abroad: What We Saw, Cooked, and Ate On Our Food Travels This Year

The Kitchn's Best of 2012

When the Kitchn editors and writers travel abroad, it's clear what our focus will be: the food. We can't resist the local markets and grocery stores, the specialty ingredients, dishes, and experiences that give us a sense of the area's cultural and culinary history. From Mexico to Israel, from Argentina to China, here's what we saw and tasted on our travels abroad this year:

• 1 A Taste of Israel: Photos from a Food Tour
• 2 A Food Tour of Israel: Machne Yehuda Outdoor Market in Jerusalem
• 3 Scenes from a Venetian Market: Fondi di Carciofo (Artichoke Ends)
• 4 What Are the Best Kitchen Souvenirs To Buy in Italy?
• 5 A Visit to the Rialto Market in Venice, Italy

• 6 A Peek Into Parma, Italy
• 7 Fresh Finds: Scenes from a Turkish Produce Market
• 8 Mexico Through the Avocado Lens
• 9 What I Learned from Traveling with a Group of Wine Writers in Chile and Argentina
• 10 Soup Dumplings & Peking Duck: Snapshots From China

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Welcome to The Kitchn's Best of 2012 roundup!
From December 17 through January 1 we are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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